Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of adults with diagnosed diabetes who have an annual eye exam
Baseline: 62.3 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with diagnosed diabetes had an eye exam within the past 12 months in 2017 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 67.7 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Diabetic retinopathy, a type of diabetic eye disease, is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in working-age adults in the United States. But many people with diabetes, especially in minority populations, don’t get yearly eye exams. Regular eye exams can help prevent vision loss by finding diabetic retinopathy early, when it’s usually easier to treat.
Workgroup: Diabetes Workgroup